Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2022: A Sneak-Peek of the 'Most Commended' Finalists (PHOTOS)

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Fish swimming in sheets of cloud-like algae. (Tiina Törmänen/ Wildlife Photographer of the Year)

Fish swimming in sheets of cloud-like algae. (Tiina Törmänen/ Wildlife Photographer of the Year)

As we await the conclusion of the 58th Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards, the London Natural History Museum, UK, has released an eagerly-awaited preview of the “most commended” entries that will compete for the world’s best nature photograph title.

From quirky images like the disappearing giraffe and a tree-frog pool party to some thought-provoking ones like a bonobo gently holding a mongoose pup, the entries shed light on various lifeforms around the world and capture the essence of biodiversity.

A photographer from India, Srikanth Mannepuri, is also among the finalists. Through his stunning image — a drone-captured bird’s-eye-view of a fish market in Andhra Pradesh — he pinpoints the overexploitation of ocean treasures due to unsustainable fishing practices.

Through such incredible captures and the medium of photography, the competition aims to generate public interest and awareness about wildlife conservation as a whole.

The winners of this year’s competition, including the prestigious Grand Title Award and Young Grand Title Award, will be announced on October 11, 2022.

Check out some fantastic finalists of the year in the slide show above.

A sobering look at the scale of unsustainable fishing.

(Srikanth Mannepuri/Wildlife Photographer of the Year)

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

A rare breeding frenzy of frogs.

(Brandon Güell/ Wildlife Photographer of the Year)

A coconut octopus peeking out from its clam-shell shelter (Samuel Sloss/ Wildlife Photographer of the Year)

A coconut octopus peeking out from its clam-shell shelter

(Samuel Sloss/ Wildlife Photographer of the Year)

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

A portrait of Lubinda Lubinda, revealing the impact of drought on the Zambezi flood plain.

(Jasper Doest/Wildlife Photographer of the Year)

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